Chapter 12, Page 8

July 1st, 2016, 2:01 am

Merceneiress June 30th, 2016, 11:17 pm
Happy 4th everyone!
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Kheda (Guest) July 1st, 2016, 4:18 am
Tirin: My male, hands off!
Merceneiress July 1st, 2016, 6:32 am
@Kheda: haha, exactly

@E Hines: Thank you for the excellent lesson in offensive kick striking! You obviously practice the art or have an extensive knowledge of it. I've seen Krav Maga in action and I wouldn't want to mess with anyone who is highly skilled in that! However, Tirin is a kid ---she's got some skills, but in this instance, her judgement is clouded by emotion and impulse. She also doesn't strike Felina particularly hard. Kind of like Felina's little slap on Samson's wrist, this is Tirin's version of that if you will.
E Hines (Guest) July 1st, 2016, 6:23 am
Young Tirin has spirit, but she needs practice.

1) her right hand needs to be up, shielding her face against a counterstrike--there's an enemy partner in range, and because the enemy may counter herself
2) her heel strike landed a bit high because
3) an offensive front kick heel strike, rather than the side kick she selected, both is delivered much faster and with less warning and with a proper delivery doubles over the target, exposing it to
a) a burst in and a knee strike meeting the downward moving face, or
b) an angled burst in to deliver a fist or an elbow to the now exposed back of the target's neck at the base of the skull (if you want to get fancy, otherwise just to the back of the neck), or
c) a burst in to grasp the descending back of the target's head with both hands and repeated knees delivered to the pinned face.

These followup strikes are not as readily available, too, from the side kick.

There are three principles in Krav Maga, given that a fight has been forced onto you: counter the immediate threat; immediate, if not simultaneous, counterstrikes; and finish the fight--which requires those followups.

The single kick is just going to piss off the target, to no useful end.

Eric Hines
rob (Guest) July 1st, 2016, 12:28 pm
soo little Trin is right dominate .. she had to turn 180 to kick, ( panel 2 & 3 facing group, panel 4 facing away )but ..
little Trin has adult Trin memory's.. she knows she has to be dominate/protector of the males,, ( yes . my males i protect or discipline..)
Merceneiress July 1st, 2016, 11:51 pm
@rob: Yes, you're right. a left kick would have made more sense given her position. Hmm...

@Dragonrider: Yes, Mistress Salock will find it amusing, assuming Felina doesn't kill Tirin in the next page! (naah, that wouldn't happen... or would it?)

@Peter: Thanks Peter, glad you like the comic and I hope I can keep it one of your favorites in future pages.
Dragonrider July 2nd, 2016, 4:45 am
@Merceneiress: If Felina is stupid enough to hurt Tirin in front of her Aunt, Father and then have to report it to the Grandmother, don't think even she is that thick headed or stupid.
As to the kick, the right kick was the correct choice as the body swinging around added kinetic energy and momentum to the force of the blow thus causing a much larger and heavier opponent to get knocked on her well shaped ass. Have a sneaking feeling, if Tirin were writing this episode, her follow-up would take advantage of the surprise and find her left knee on Felina's throat ready to crush the trachea if Felina moves. Edit Note a crushed Trachea often leads to severing the spinal cord in the back of the neck(it only requires a little over 6 lbs. pressure to do that) and death is the immediate result. Doubt Tirin would breath hard or regret the action.
Dragonrider July 1st, 2016, 10:36 pm
I believe that is Tirin speak for:
Bitch, keep your hands off your betters. Consider this a warning and a foretaste of what I'm going to do very damn soon.
Yeah Happy 4th, the fireworks done got started here about 3days early. Think Mistress Salock will find this incident rather amusing, to the tune of, "Got knocked on your ass by a 12 year old girl with no formal training? Pardon me while I try to stop laughing."
Peter (Guest) July 1st, 2016, 10:59 pm
Well, Tirin's reaction isn't so surprising, considering that adult judgement and experience have not yet "kicked" in. It's so nice to see the comic underway again, and looking better than ever. Merceneiress has always been one of my favorites, and it keeps getting better :)
Richard (Guest) July 1st, 2016, 11:43 pm
Canada Day It's Happy 1st here.
Merceneiress July 1st, 2016, 11:46 pm
@Richard: Happy 1st!
Guesticus (Guest) July 2nd, 2016, 8:08 am
Seemed to me, that Lil Tir did a spinning right kick direct into the gut, which, on a woman, that is the sensitive spot (on a male it is, well, lower down)

And Lil Tir had already warned Falina what would happen if she tried to hurt her father, may have just been a slap on the wrist, but that is why it was just a kick to the gut (and unless Falina and Yritai are married, or the Vay have a similar custom regarding hand-touching as in "The End", then the slap was out of line anyway)

Oh, and 'Hyuk' is what Goofy always use to say, possibly a better (and similar) word would be "Hyurk" (unless that was what you meant)

Oh, and really enjoyed the different exclamations in the final panel: Falina, Yritai and Billy are all various degrees of shocked, Solomon is "Huh? Why is she flying backwards?" :D
Merceneiress July 2nd, 2016, 10:15 am
@Guesticus: Haha! You're right --- Hyuk sounds like Goofy! Maybe Hurk... Thanks for your observations about Tirin's kick too.
Merceneiress July 2nd, 2016, 8:17 am
Alright, after reading everyone's comments, I decided to revise the last panel. I positioned myself like Tirin and determined the most likely way she'd impulsively kick Felina would be with her left (in my opinion, from the way she was standing and her wanting to get the quickest strike --- again, not lethal or maiming, just a quick gut shot like Felina's little slap on Samson). Thank you for all of your opinions/observations --- this is what makes me love creating this comic. Without your comments I wouldn't have made this minor change (this has happened in past pages too). I am open to minor changes that make sense. Thanks again!
Guesticus (Guest) July 4th, 2016, 9:26 am
@Merceneiress: personally didn't have a problem with her doing a spinning kick (which, for someone untrained, is easier to do than a standing side-legkick)
zenla (Guest) July 2nd, 2016, 11:18 am
Kick powered by random Kanji eh.
rob (Guest) July 2nd, 2016, 6:49 pm
Happy 4th
Lurker (Guest) July 4th, 2016, 12:02 am
Also Yeah, I was wondering why she didn't just blow the knee with that side kick, but if she's delivering a warning, what she says next is going to be hilarious.
Karyl (Guest) July 4th, 2016, 8:10 am
Cute kid Tirin sure has some of adult Tirin's impulsiveness and moxie! Nicely done!
Guesticus (Guest) July 4th, 2016, 9:29 am
Regarding the invotive: at first thought it may have been the sisters having car trouble after a night out clubbing, but isn't Abby in an alternate timeline with Adult Tirin? o_O
Personally just happy it was Abby and not Falina :P
Merceneiress July 5th, 2016, 12:52 am
@Guesticus: It's Abby and Yritai in the vote incentive - anything goes when it comes to the incentives, but your suggestionn is a good one --- I should have had Shara (her sister) instead of Abby --- that would have made more sense.
softspot (Guest) July 4th, 2016, 12:59 pm
eh... left kick, right kick... as far as I see Tyrin kicks with her left leg, so in my humble opinion she delivers a left kick. Right or not? Wether it is technically correct I don’t know, but she took the advantage of the surprise. And she will do that many times in her future, as we have seen before.
When I think of it... funny way of thinking: we have seen her doing that before, in her future. :)
Peter (Guest) July 6th, 2016, 9:17 pm
There is nothing wrong with Abby and Yritai. Nothing at all. Absolutely nothing whatsoever!

And since the incentive isn't part of the story, it doesn't have to make sense. I think it can be a good opportunity for some interesting scenes that would never happen in the story.

I love the dresses. Both of them.

Hey, why don't I just give the ladies a ride, and they can send out a mechanic to go take care of the car? ;) They look they were perhaps going to a nightclub or a party or something? I'd be more than happy to take them there!
Merceneiress July 7th, 2016, 8:58 am
@Peter: You're right. They were supposed to be going to a club (I forgot the caption - "Say, would you be so bold as to give us a ride to the club?")
Guesticus (Guest) July 7th, 2016, 12:03 pm
@Peter: didn't say that there was anything wrong with Abby and Yritai, just that was expecting it to be Ytritai and Shara (was just glad it wasn't Ms Slap-happy)
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